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Nissour Square Massacre: Nicholas Slatten gets life;guilty of first-degree murder

Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life after being found guilty of murder. Slatten was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. It was Slatten’s third trial on … Continue reading

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Iraq: curbing the powerful militias

Earlier this month, the Iraqi government moved to place the Iranian-backed militias under the command of the armed forces. The move was believed to be an attempt to curb the powerful militias, particularly amid rising tension between Iran and the … Continue reading

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Aleppo Syria: ISIS spokesman killed in crossfire

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed, ISIS announced June 18 2019. Adnani “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” Turkey, a major backer of rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, … Continue reading

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Edward Gallagher acquitted

Edward Gallagher acquitted by a military jury on July 2 2019 of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter. [June 15 2019 SWO Chief Edward Gallagher: penalty now only … Continue reading

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Libya, Tripoli: Matiga airport closed, reopened

[August 25 2014 video] Residents reported an air strike on Tripoli, the airport’s website said on April 21 2019. “The civilian aviation authority closed the air space of the airport until further notice for the sake of air security,” but … Continue reading

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IS growing again in Iraq

IS insurgency had been particularly sustained in disputed territories, with the number of attacks more than doubling in Kirkuk province from 2017 to 2018. The vast disputed area, consisting of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala provinces, has been … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s lawyer re death of four of its contractors

C. Allen Foster, Scalia’s unnamed friend on his final hunting trip, represented the company formerly known as Blackwater in a case arising out of the death of four of its contractors during the American occupation of Iraq.   [February 25 2016]   … Continue reading

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